This new article in the July 2022 issue of Communications of the ACM by BIDS Faculty Affiliate David Holtz and three co-authors at Microsoft (Longqi Yang, Sonia Jaffa, and Siddharth Suri) discusses how information work will be affected by the shift to remote and hybrid work.
Equal goods, but inequitable capabilities? A gender-differentiated study of off-grid solar energy in rural Tanzania
- We evaluate energy justice of off-grid solar mediated through gender and class.
- We distinguish the primary good approach from the capability approach in rural Tanzania.
- Little evidence of gender differentiation, suggesting equality, but not equity.
- Solar energy is an under-used means of income generation.
- Payment schemes may not be the key to achieving energy justice.
Excess Google Searches for Child Abuse and Intimate Partner Violence During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Infoveillance Approach
The COVID-19 pandemic has created environments with increased risk factors for household violence, such as unemployment and financial uncertainty. At the same time, it led to the introduction of policies to mitigate financial uncertainty. Further, it hindered traditional measurements of household violence.
Critical Faculty and Peer Instructor Development: Core Components for Building Inclusive STEM Programs in Higher Education
Never Waste a Crisis: How COVID-19 Lockdowns and Message Sources Affect Household Emergency Preparedness.
This paper from BIDS Faculty Affiliate Alison E. Post and colleagues examines whether the increased salience of other types of risks can influence individual willingness to prepare for natural and manmade hazards, and whether message impact varies with recipients’ levels of trust in their source, leveraging the staged rollout of COVID-19 lockdowns in California.
Applying computer vision to digitised natural history collections for climate change research: Temperature-size responses in British butterflies